This car is a well-preserved, low mileage, red on red 1983 GTI.
It has a sunroof and A/C, and both work perfectly.
Mileage is documented with all maintenance receipts. I also have the original purchase papers, sales brochures, and the car’s build sheet. I am the second owner.
In May ‘06, I removed the interior, body panels, sunroof, glass, trim, engine, gearbox, shift linkage, front and rear suspension, exhaust, fuel tank, fuel pump, accumulator, fuel and brake lines. I left the carpet (glued), the A/C (charged), and the harnesses.
I cleaned, checked, and painted everything and checked the entire shell for rust before assembly, treating, refinishing and undercoating where necessary (around fasteners, pinch rails, etc…).
I replaced the clutch, brake rotors, pads, brake lines, fuel lines, and the underside gear shift boot. Exhaust is a new 2 ¼” stainless Techtonics with Borla muffler. Also new are battery, plugs, cap/rotor, air/fuel/oil filters, coolant, brake fluid, and obviously oil.
The car does not leak a single drop of anything from anywhere and every part of the drivetrain is totally clean.
All components of the CIS injection are functioning. The engine consumes no oil. All emissions components are correct. The car has always passed emissions, and I have those records.
The paint shines well and presents like a five year old car. Refinishing was kept to a minimum: the entire left side, airdam, hood, roof, sunroof, and hatch are original paint. There are “grocery store” dings, scratches and touchups. I straightened, sealed, and refinished both pinch rails. There is a dent hidden under the driver rear flare. The flare itself is undamaged, fits well and completely hides the dent. I took out the windshield and removed surface rust from where water sat under the seal. The windshield has never leaked. The cowl has been refinished and the original windshield installed with the correct seal. The windshield has no cracks. The right lower corner of its black edging is de-laminated. The windshield seal’s edges have been discreetly siliconed to prevent water from entering again. The previous owner had the right side of the car repaired. The repairs are solid and are not obvious, so I left them alone. They can be discerned because the hood gap is uneven, the rear quarter panel welds are too smooth, the door was painted without removing the mirror, door handle or the old pinstripe, the “GTI” stripe is painted (it should be a sticker), and there is blending along the rear valence.
Bumpers are straight, were sandblasted and refinished with Epoxy, and have no chips. I also have a nicely refinished spare front bumper. Bumper hardware and trim are complete and correct. There is a ½” hairline crack in the left front turn signal, and there are several in the grill’s edge.
I have two sets of wheels, both nice, neither perfect. I have the original snowflakes with cheap full-tread rubber, and with all of the lug nut covers. I usually drive the car with 15” BBS RAs with good 195/50’s.
Seats have no tears or wear and remain firm. There are two 1/8” and one 3/16” cigarette burns on the driver lower bolster (not holes). The shift boot was torn: the repair is strong but it is visible (I can’t find a correct replacement). The headliner is new and matches perfectly. C-pillar, visor, and sunroof cloth are presentable. I have matching replacement cloth. Carpet is nice. Dash is perfect and I have a perfect spare. All controls and gauges work perfectly. Every bit of trim on the car, inside and out and in the engine bay, is present and correct. Stereo is a JVC AM/FM/cassette. I have a correct Blaupunct AM/FM/cassette (I don't recall that the cassette player works). The dash panel, rear parcel tray, and door cards have not been cut.
The car drives perfectly in every way, like a car with under 30000 miles: straight, tight, no shakes, and no noises. The doors, hood, and hatch all close solidly, and every feature of the car works perfectly. It is reliable, even for a cross-country drive.
Price is $10000 firm. I will ship, at buyers expense. You can IM me with questions, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(In this pic the bumper has a bow in it and the passenger side endcap is incorrect. I replaced the bumper, and the endcap is now correct)
(The broken passenger side vent lever has been replaced)
(This is the old headliner, it was nice, but the new one is flawless)
The RA rims usually on the car:
Modified by echassin at 7:25 PM 7-13-2007